Meet the Council President


The successful delivery of the Scouting program at any level is directly correlated to the quality of the volunteer leadership involved. Three Harbors Council is blessed to have an incredible cadre of servant leaders who are hard at work building adventure for young people.


Three Harbors Council President Dan Tranchita epitomizes the strong ethic of service our volunteers display. Dan is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Baird Advisors in Milwaukee. He has over more than years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. Dan plays a leading role in research and strategy development in the mortgage and asset-backed sectors. He is a named portfolio manager on each of the Baird Taxable Bond fund offerings. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Dan was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO). He focused on risk assessment and relative value across the securitized sectors, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.


Dan is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Milwaukee. He is past president of the Jesuit Partnership Council and Make a Difference Wisconsin. Dan is on the Advisory Committee of Marquette University College of Business Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program and also sits on the Dean’s Council of Excellence for the College of Business at Marquette University. He has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Marquette University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Dan is married and has five children: Zachary, Lauren, Talia, Alexander and Jameson.


Dan has served on the Board of Directors of the legacy Milwaukee County Council and the Executive Board of the current Three Harbors Council for many years. He has laid the foundation for our excellent Learning for Life program as Vice President of the program. Dan is deeply committed to providing the best possible Scouting and Learning for Life programs to the youth and families of our community. His focus on Three Harbors Council’s sustainability, strategic positioning and strong Board governance will not only guide the council’s progress over the next two years but also ensure its future.


The enduring success of Three Harbors Council depends on skilled leaders like Dan who model exceptional character and integrity for Scouts, volunteers and families in our community. With Dan’s leadership as Chief Volunteer Officer, Three Harbors Council will continue to provide a strong Scouting program for today’s youth and future generations.

It is my honor to serve with you in Scouting,
Ed Brandon
Scout Executive/CEO

Ed Brandon

Scout Executive/CEO














Dan Tranchita

Council President



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